Welcome ! Mingalarbar !
Upon arrival in Yangon, our guide and driver will welcome you for your hotel transfer. Yangon, one of the most compelling cities in Southeast Asia, boasting unique charm of colonial architecture signature with numerous sparkling spiritual heritages.
The first day is left free for your own leisure and free discovery of Yangon city.
This morning, we depart from Yangon to Bagan.
Internationally acclaimed for its overwhelmed beauty of more than 2500 pagodas and temple, Bagan showcases the highlights of Buddhism back to 11th century.
Travel back in time with visits to Shwezigon, Ananda, Gawdamhgyi pagodas.. After exploring Bagan`s highlights, we embark a styled horse drawn cart ride to Irrawaddy River for a sunset cruise.
Day 03: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan ( B)
Rise up early to admire the mysterious sunrise over Bagan`s temple and jungle. We then experience the change of landscapes on a car journey from Bagan to Mountain Popa.
Popa is a famous meditation site, the shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 animist spirits, known as ‘Nats’. Climb up to the sacred site of Popa Kalat monastery. On the way back, we will witness how local people make sweet molasses and wine from palm juice.
A short flight will bring you to Mandalay from Bagan this morning. Upon your arrival in Mandalay, our driver will take you to Inwa, the former capital of Burma kingdom under the reign of King Thihathu from XIII to XIX centry. Here, you have a chance to see the longest teakwood bridge in the world, learning about the glory of Inwa and see hundreds of monks studying and having meal.
We continue our trip this afternoon with a visit to Kuthodow pagoda, litterally named the biggest book in the world for 729 scupltures stored in small, styled stupas. The Royal Palace will also provide you an insight vision of the last Burma Imperial life.
Sunset from Mandalay hill will be your highlight of the day.
Today, we will travel upnorth to explore the Buddhism hub of Mandalay, the Sagaing. You will cross numerous pagodas and temples before reaching Sagaing University. Our guide will introduce you about the educational system for monks and nats then we climb up to Buddha cave. On the top of Sagaing hill, you are to relax with superb view of Irrawaddy River and forest of golden spires stretching along the riverside.
This afternoon, we will visit Mandalay streets and Traditional workshop where people make carpet, golden leave.
(Optional visit to Mingun can be arranged )
Fly back to Yangon
After breakfast, head out to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, home to the biggest Reclining
Buddhist statue in Myanmar, filled with some faded murals depicting the life of Buddha. Back to Yangon downtown to uncover the best of China town, busy streets lined with British styled buildings.
Next, we will explore Kandawgyi garden on foot. Relax with grand lake view and reflection of giant Shwedagon pagoda, your last sightseeing point of the day. Shwedagon pagoda is a beautiful religious complex with 65 stupas. This striking pagoda draws millions of pilgramers every year who come to pray and witness the 90-meters tall stupa, gilded with gold and diamonds.
Heading to Yangon airport for your departure flight